Our favorite snack ideas, low-calorie meals, and healthy eating strategies.
Spread ½ teaspoon of spicy mustard on a cocktail-size slice of thin whole-grain rye bread. Add a thin square of sharp Cheddar (about the same size as the bread) and broil until the cheese melts, then top with a slice of tomato and a sprinkling of caraway seeds.
Think of this as a gourmet cook's PB & J. Spread 1 tablespoon of cashew butter on a slice of Ryvita Fruit Crunch. (Or substitute peanut butter and Triscuits.) Drizzle with ½ tablespoon honey and top with sliced strawberries.
Craving chocolate? Pick bars that preserve the good stuff, like Cocoa Via (with only 100 calories, it’s a good size for a snack, says dietitian Maureen Callahan) or those with a cocoa content of at least 60 percent. (Click through for more snack swaps.)